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Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2020, 3:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,406
Posted By KevinTMC
Thank you for the reply. The AVS Forum link was...

Thank you for the reply. The AVS Forum link was helpful...the most recent post there indicates that the only WSB signal right now is the one from Atlanta.

That seems to be reflected in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,406
Posted By KevinTMC
Apologies for necro-ing this thread, but I just...

Apologies for necro-ing this thread, but I just recently got my antenna back up and running with a new pre-amp, and WSB is still problematic on my end.

This channel was by far the most troublesome...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
I checked the voltage along the coax, section by...

I checked the voltage along the coax, section by section...found a stretch of cable and connector that looked like they'd gone bad. Replaced them and I've got signal!

Performance of the Kitztech...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2020, 6:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
Well, rats. I settled on the KT-700, as...

Well, rats.

I settled on the KT-700, as there is a cell tower pretty close by. It arrived in the mail; I went up on the roof today to get it hooked up. Connected the coax in the proper places,...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2020, 2:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
Oh, the Kitztech looks like just the ticket....

Oh, the Kitztech looks like just the ticket. Costs more...but not exorbitant, and looks well worth it. I especially like the weatherproof enclosure, promising excellent protection while requiring no...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
If a resistor went out on the power supply at...

If a resistor went out on the power supply at some point and started feeding the pre-amp with too much power, that would have hastened its demise at least...but this RCA TVPRAMP provided me over five...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2020, 8:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
Thanks for the reply. It's been a minute...

Thanks for the reply. It's been a minute (continues to be a strange and difficult year), but I finally got round to borrowing a voltmeter and checking it out.

The meter reads 18VDC being sent down...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jun-2020, 5:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,759
Posted By KevinTMC
No signal; preamp needs replacing?

Back in the fall of 2014, the good folks of this forum helped me get together an antenna (HBU44) and pre-amp (TVPRAMP-1R) setup that has provided excellent service...

...up until one day earlier...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,153
Posted By KevinTMC
Thank you for the reply. I will check with the...

Thank you for the reply. I will check with the engineering department at WSB, since that station does seem to be the most frequent problem.

It is really curious to me, though, that I've...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2014, 2:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,153
Posted By KevinTMC
Channels dropping out at night

With the help of the good folks of this forum (and a friend who's a whole lot handier than I am), I got set up back in September with an Antennacraft HBU44 antenna and RCA TVPRAMP-1R preamp. I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2014, 4:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
After-action report: We got the antenna...

After-action report:

We got the antenna mounted to the chimney and grounded with #8 copper wire running to the house's ground rod (we got a grounding block connected to the ground rod as well)....
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2014, 2:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
I have a good progress report, as well as...

I have a good progress report, as well as questions related to grounding.

My friend and I got started on the installation project this morning, but then thunderstorms came into the area and we had...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2014, 9:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
Okay, the equipment arrived, and I'm getting...

Okay, the equipment arrived, and I'm getting ready to install tomorrow.

I am a little puzzled by the settings on the RCA TVPRAMP-1R...and I seem to remember reading (in the Amazon reviews,...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2014, 4:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
Thanks again for all the help in this thread. ...

Thanks again for all the help in this thread.

I will be ordering the HBU44 antenna and TVPRAMP-1R pre-amp, since each is considerably cheaper right now than the HD7698P and 10G201 respectively,...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2014, 8:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
Thank you, stvcmty, that's a real help, and great...

Thank you, stvcmty, that's a real help, and great to know.

Considering the equipment recommendations I'm getting, I'm guessing that it wouldn't be possible for me to put an antenna either in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2014, 6:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
Thanks for the helpful replies. These antennas...

Thanks for the helpful replies. These antennas look a bit bigger than I was expecting...I'll have to double-check the neighborhood covenants to make sure I wouldn't be violating some rule by having...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2014, 3:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By KevinTMC
AntennaWeb very wrong; TV Fool very helpful [Antenna now up!]

When I finally dropped satellite TV earlier this year, I switched to Aereo for my broadcast-television needs. Then the Supreme Court ended that experiment. So I was done with live TV--or so I...
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